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Jonathan's Discussions

Forum difficulty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Feb 21, 2011. 11 Replies

Am I the only one who has difficulty using this forum? I am an active member of several online communities, and I am experienced with using and administrating different types of forum software.…Continue

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote

Started Jun 15, 2010 0 Replies

I was reading the other night and ran across this quote.  I tend to collect quotes in my Moleskine, and I thought that this one was worthy of sharing: "There is a wholeness about the fully grown man…Continue

An Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Effinger Mar 6, 2010. 12 Replies

Greetings, to all and sundry.My name is Jonathan R. Baker.  I am a 28-year-old minister, husband & father currently residing in Virginia.  I have been aware of the AoM site for some time now, and…Continue


Jonathan's Page

Latest Activity

Jonathan replied to Brian's discussion simple question about undershirts!
"I have the same problem, but when I purchased the Big & Tall sizes, the sleeves of the undershirt were too long and would sometimes show when I wore a short-sleeved overshirt."
Jul 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Gerard's discussion Vehicles for big guys
"I'm 6'6" and I am by far the most comfortable in a full-size pickup truck."
Jul 4, 2013
Jonathan updated their profile
Jun 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Shaving....Down There?
"I can relate.  I am also very hairy all over, so if I were to shave my groin area it would be an island of baldness in a sea of hair.  Not an attractive thought and I would never want to try to go whole hog.  Imagine the razors I…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to JWE's discussion Splitting the Dinner Check
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM. As someone who has worked as a waiter, the most convenient time to ask for separate checks is when you are placing your orders."
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to Fred D's discussion Hi
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Those watches look very nice, but I can't see myself paying more than $100 for a watch at this point.  I'm looking for something sturdy, but inexpensive, and relatively stylish."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Thanks for the education on the crystal types.  It looks like the watch I linked to has a plated brass case, so that's a no go.  I really liked the green dial face, though.   I guess I'll keep looking."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Williams's discussion Greetings
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"When I say that I am rough on watches, the problems that I tend to have is the scratching or cracking the watch face, as well as broken straps.  I generally like to have watches snug on my wrist because I hate to have them rattling around my…"
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Matan Nawi's discussion Greetings from Israel
"Greetings, and welcome to AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I like wearing a watch, but I am extremely rough on them.  Any recommendations for a sturdy, casual timepiece that won't break the bank?  I tend to shy away from the more athletic styles."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Also, you may have missed the tongue-in-cheek manner of my post."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Now THAT is a man in need of a tan.!  And apparently a lady friend."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Do you assert that there are no fops in the military?  Besides, serving in the middle east should provide ample opportunities to get lots of sunshine."
Jun 13, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Tanning the manly way = working on your lawn and spending time outdoors.  Anything else is foppery."
Jun 12, 2013

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Theology, History, Ancient Languages, Heraldry, Wargaming, Technology
Freddy & Fredericka by Mark Helprin; anything by J.R.R. Tolkien; A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin; anything by C.S. Lewis; John Adams by David McCullough; et al.
The Quiet Man (1952) and other John Wayne movies; the Lord of the Rings trilogy; most superhero movies; M. Night Shyamalan movies; Castaway (2000)
Coldplay; Ben Folds; The Beatles; Three Dog Night; James Taylor; also classical music, and big band-era jazz.
"It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. -- 'To what end?' you ask. That you may prove the victor at the Great Games. Yet without toil and sweat this may not be!" --The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, LCVII

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At 3:54pm on April 26, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 8:50am on March 8, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community! We're glad to have you here.
JUST ANNOUNCED! New AoM "Fathers Photo" Contest! Go HERE for the details.

At 11:20am on March 6, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Jonathan. Welcome to AoM and to the Christian Men's group. I have a daily Bible study there you might be interested in. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.

Latest Activity

Eddy Kirdland replied to Tim's discussion Are You the Initiator or the Follower? in the group The Shirtless Man
"I don't think it matters.  If I'm running or working out and it's hot and it's okay to take my shirt off, I take it off whether or not anyone else has his off. "
5 hours ago
Stewart M. Davenport posted a discussion

Your favorite things about raising a boy

So today my wife and I found out that we are having a boy. This is our first child, so we are still experiencing everything for the first time, and it's a wild ride. We're very excited. I thought that since we're having a boy, I'd ask all you fathers of boys what your favorite parts of raising boys are. What do you enjoy most? On the other hand, what do you enjoy least?
5 hours ago
Edward Warden replied to Peter O'Reilly's discussion Every Time You Finish A Book, Post The Title Here in the group Book Group
"I've read everything by Grisham and Grafton, and have just started Evanovich's fourth Stephanie Plum. Of the first three, "Three for the Money" was my favorite."
6 hours ago
Edward Warden updated their profile
6 hours ago
Edward Warden replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"No, you should not kill yourself because God's love is bigger than any problem that we face."
6 hours ago
Nick H replied to Braeden's discussion Endless Forms Most Beautiful
9 hours ago
Nick H replied to Eric W's discussion Gilets, Bodywarmers & Down Vests
"Some clothes are purely fashionable (tuxedos), some purely functional (coveralls/boiler suit), and the rest are on a spectrum between the two. I feel these vests (never heard the word gilet before so thank you for the addition to my vocabulary) lean…"
9 hours ago
Nick H added a discussion to the group The Great Debate

Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical

There is nothing political or religious about this topic but let's face it, unless I'm discussing going shirtless or masterbating, there isn't too many active groups at the moment. I thought it would be a rude headline for the front page though. So here it is, on Herb's biblical paradigm/TGD. At least I think it is. You can't comment on the group's main page anymore and the feed doesn't show on the community main page either anymore (or does it again now?) so who knows, maybe no one can read…See More
9 hours ago

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